Please select your home edition
Cyclops Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

470 Worlds, Pan Am Games and SailGP - USA Newsletter


470 Worlds report, Pan Am Games celebrations, SailGP update

Melges 14 2019 Leaderboard

Vaikobi 2019 - Leaderboard 1

Yamaha 2019 470 Worlds - Enoshima, August 2019 - photo © Junichi Hirai / Bulkhead Magazine Japan

Dear Recipient Name

These may be summer's dog days, but there's plenty of high-end sailing action unfurling, both at home and abroad. Locally, in harbors and bays from coast to coast, racing sailors are making the most of the long daylight hours, the warm breezes, and the summer work culture to get in as many races as possible, and on the international stage, Olympic hopefuls are working towards earning country berths and individual qualifications for next year's Games. Moreover, Grand Prix sailors competing in events such as the SailGP series, are working towards solidifying the season's final standings and securing the $1M cash purse that goes to the winner of the season's finale.

On the Olympic sailing front, two events — the 470 World Championships, which unfurled on the waters off of Enoshima, Japan, and the Pan American Games, which took place off of Paracas, Peru — have dominated the conversation, with the former proving disastrous for North American sailing interests, while the latter bore important fruit for both the Canadian and U.S.-flagged teams.

First, the sour medicine. The top North American result in both the men's and women's divisions at the 470 World Championships was an 18th place, which was posted by Stu McNay and David Hughes (USA). Other North American performances in the Men's 470 class included a 51st finish for Americans Trevor Davis and Trevor Bornarth and a 52nd finish (out of 52 boats) for Canadians Joshua Yale and Michael Montagnese.

North Sails 2019 - Helix - 600x500   Marskeel 2019 600x500

Day 5 at the 470 Worlds - photo © Nikos Alevromytis / International 470 Class
Day 5 at the 470 Worlds - photo © Nikos Alevromytis / International 470 Class

Things weren't any rosier among the Women's 470 results, with sisters Atlantic and Nora Brugman (USA) finishing in 30th place. They were immediately followed by two fellow American teams, including that of Nikole Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss, who finished in 31st place, and sisters Carmen and Emma Cowles, who finished in 32nd place out of 39 boats. Americans Emily Bornarth and Laura Slovensky finished in 38th place; no Canadian women raced in this event.

As a result of these performances, American and Canadian female sailors did not earn 470 berths for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (McNay and Hughes had already earned this for U.S.-flagged male 470 sailors at the 2018 World Championships). "I'm disappointed that we fell short of our hopes and expectations for both fleets," said Malcolm Page, US Sailing's Chief of Olympics, in an official team press release. "We will now be forced to qualify the country in the Women's fleet at the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami this January."

RS Sailing 2019 - MPU   Hyde Sails 2017 March 300x250

Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis - 2019 Pan American Games Lima - photo © US Sailing
Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis - 2019 Pan American Games Lima - photo © US Sailing

While these were not the results that anyone wanted for North American sailors at this World Championship regatta, the good news is that American and Canadian sailors fared much better on the waters off of Peru. All told, American sailors collected seven medals (two golds, three silvers and two bronze), while Canadian sailors racked up a perfect sweep of a single gold, silver and bronze medal to send their team home with a multi-colored trifecta.

Charlotte Rose - 2019 Pan American Games Lima - photo © US Sailing
Charlotte Rose - 2019 Pan American Games Lima - photo © US Sailing

For American sailors, this medal haul included gold in the non-Olympic mixed-sex Snipe class, which was earned by Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman; gold in the mixed-sex Nacra 17 class, courtesy of Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis; silver in the Women's 49erFX class (Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea), and silver in the Women's Laser Radial (Charlotte Rose). On the men's side, Pedro Pascual captured a silver in the Men's RS:X, Will Cyr took home a bronze in the Open Formula Kite, while Charlie Buckingham collected bronze in the Men's Laser.

For Canadian sailors, Women's Laser Radial sailor Sarah Douglas was on fire, capturing gold a full two points ahead of second-placed Charlotte Rose (USA). In the non-Olympic Sunfish class, former Olympic sailor Luke Ramsay took home silver, while Alexander Heinzemann and Justin Barnes took home a bronze medal in the Men's 49er class.

upffront 2018 Facnor 300x250   Vaikobi 2019 - MPU 2

Alexander Heinzemann, Sarah Douglas, Justin Barnes - 2019 Pan Am Games - photo © Sail Canada
Alexander Heinzemann, Sarah Douglas, Justin Barnes - 2019 Pan Am Games - photo © Sail Canada

But for these talented sailors whose internal compass needles constantly points towards the 2020 Games, the window for celebration was understandably limited.

"I thought it was kind of funny," said Nacra 17 sailor Riley Gibbs in an official team press release. "Straight after the medal ceremony, we went back to de-rigging the boat, like nothing really happened. It's another stepping stone, we're already looking ahead to trying our best at the Olympic Test Event in Japan and putting it all out there."

Jumping from Olympic-track sailing to the wingsail-powered SailGP circuit, Tom Slingsby (AUS) and his Australia SailGP Team captured first place in all three races that were held on the waters off of Cowes, UK (August 10-11). The Aussies were joined on the winner's podium by skipper Nathan Outteridge and his Japan SailGP Team, who took second place, and by skipper Phil Robertson and his China SailGP Team.

SailGP Team Australia helmed by Tom Slingsby wins Race three. Race Day - Cowes, Day 2, August 11, 2019 - photo © Chris Cameron for SailGP
SailGP Team Australia helmed by Tom Slingsby wins Race three. Race Day - Cowes, Day 2, August 11, 2019 - photo © Chris Cameron for SailGP

Impressively, Slingsby and company tagged 50.0 knots of boatspeed in the regatta's first race to become the first sailing team to have hit this mind-numbing speed on an active racecourse. (This includes the 35th America's Cup, which used slower versions of the same boats.)

American interests were represented by skipper Rome Kirby and his United States SailGP Team, who sustained a capsize some 30 seconds after the regatta's first starting gun sounded, but they rebounded to compete in the rest of the racing following a pitstop with the SailGP tech crew.

Unfortunately for British-flagged interests, the team dug their bow into the brine during the first race's second-to-last leg, sending wing trimmer Chris Draper over flight controller and tactician Stuart Bithell. No-one was hurt, fortunately, however the team's steed was sent to the shed for repairs that cost the team the day's racing.

Allen ROA 300x250   Zhik 2018 Hyeres 300x250

China SailGP Team sails past as the United States SailGP Team's F50 capsizes slowly after a turn during race one. Race Day - Cowes, Day 2, August 11, 2019 - photo © Ian Roman for SailGP
China SailGP Team sails past as the United States SailGP Team's F50 capsizes slowly after a turn during race one. Race Day - Cowes, Day 2, August 11, 2019 - photo © Ian Roman for SailGP

SailGP action will resume at the season finale event, which will take place on the waters off of Marseille, France, from September 20-22, and will determine final season standings and a $1M prize purse.

May the four winds blow you safely home,

David Schmidt North American Editor

Gul 2019 CZ LONGJOHN MPU   Melges IC37 2019 MPU

2019 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships concludes in Redwood City
Foox placed in the top three in eight of nine races with a sixth place finished being his worst drop score. He finished second in race nine on Sunday to earn the win. The Laser Radials completed two races Sunday, three on Saturday, and four on Sunday.

Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday off Fort Adams
Thirty-five teams will set off on Ida Lewis Yacht Club's 15th annual Ida Lewis Distance Race this Friday, August 16, starting at 12:30 off Fort Adams State Park.

Maintain your cool with Vaikobi: We speak to founder Pat Langley
We spoke to Pat Langley of Vaikobi, the performance clothing company which started off by designing and manufacturing kit for the ocean paddle sport market, more recently branching into sailing apparel.

Selden CX & GX Furling Systems 600x500   P&B 2019 - MPU
America's Cup: Minor damage to Cup construction despite weather-bomb
Despite damage to 75 boats and a myriad of other incidents, caused by an overnight weather bomb the damage to the America's Cup base construction was relatively minor, with Portcoms (temporary buildings) and some containers being blown into the water.

World Sailing launch Challenge 2024
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, have set an ambitious challenge to the marine industry to push the boundaries of low carbon innovation for support boats at international events.

2024 Olympics: Int Laser class declares divorce-vote outcome
The International Laser Class Association has declared the outcome of the vote on the contentious class rule change, as being 79% in favour with only 21% against.

Rooster GETSEASMART 300x250   Barton Marine 2019 600x500
Cowes Week 2019 - Day 3
A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind. As showers moved across the race area winds from every point of the compass were experienced at some point during the day, while wind speed varied from less than 5 knots to up to 15.

Dustin Durant wins US Sailing Match Racing Qualifier
Given that Durant is a four-time Congressional Cup Skipper and a two-time California Dreamin' Series winner, and following yesterday's sweep, the top-placed finish today was not a surprise.

Some of sailing's biggest names primed for 2019 Moth Worlds in Perth
The 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds is taking shape with some of sailing's biggest names putting their names down to compete.

YRF2019 - MYRI Submit your image   C-Tech Emirates TNZ 250
Vendee Globe: Apivia has fit-out and pull-down on Lorient
The new IMOCA60, Apivia designed by leading high performance designer Guillaume Verdier is being fitted out in Lorient, France.

2019 El Toro North American Championships - An Aloha family tradition
Kui Lim and his brother Yal campaigned 470-class dinghies at the Olympic level and trained with Dave Ullman. JV Gilmour races 18' skiffs at insane speeds.

St. Francis Yacht Club repeats as Morgan Cup champion
In keelboat team racing, where so much depends upon a dozen sailors acting as if they are sharing the same brain, familiarity and consistency are a recipe for success.

Southern Spars Recruitment 300x250   KZRaceFurlers
National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2019 Inductees
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the 10 people who will make up its 2019 class of inductees.

J/70 Corinthian US National Championship at Little Traverse Yacht Club - Overall
Chris Kostanecki's Jennifer handled the closing race of the J/70 Corinthian US National Championship like true experts. They came into Sunday's final pair of races with a three-point advantage over Scott Sellers' Tres Burritos.

Team USA sailors win seven medals at Pan American Games Lima 2019
On Saturday, August 10, Team USA's sailing athletes clinched three more medals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019. Will Cyr (Bayview, Mich.) secured the Bronze Medal in the Open Formula Kite Class, Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea earned the Silver.

Mackay 250   WindBot-PRO-300x250
Well I'll be…
When their infighting took hold, you had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the Paris 2024 Games. In what is clearly good news for Australia, the equipment is set to remain...

Australia's Tom Slingsby delivers masterclass in extreme conditions at Cowes SailGP
In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia's Tom Slingsby proved once again that he is the one to beat in the league's first season.

America's Cup: Luna Rossa's AC75 exits Persico bound for Sardinia
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's first AC75 hull has left Persico's building facility in Bergamo, Italy. As is standard practice the hull of the 75ft foiling monohull has been disguised with the use of a decoy structure.

Predictwind - Iridium 250   Naiad 300x250px_Tourist
2019 RS:X Youth World Championship at St. Petersburg, Russia - Overall
Two world champions were decided today on Neva Bay, St Petersburg in what turned out to be a dramatic conclusion to the RS:X Youth World Championship. Champions were Russian Yena Reznikova and Israeli Eval Zhor.

2019 Brest Atlantiques: 84 days before the flight of the giants
As announced last April by the Ultim Class 32/23, on Sunday 3rd November this year, Actual Leader, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the Trimaran MACIF and Sodebo Ultim'3 will find themselves on the starting line of a race never before undertaken.

Lysekil Women's Match Overall: Team Mac crowned World Champions
This year's edition of Lysekil Women's Match - the world's greatest match racing competition for female sailors - is over. Lucy Macgregor, with her Team Mac, sailed home the gold in Lysekil Women's Match.

Protector - 300x250   AOWBS MPU 2019
Make 2019 count - Travel
So one thing us sailors love is to travel - open meetings, regattas, even the club we belong to might not be on our doorstep. How can we continue to enjoy our sport but make our participation more sustainable at the same time?

North Sails Weekly Debrief: Wizard wins overall, Fastnet first to finish, 6 Metre Worlds
The Rolex Fastnet Race is another win in a successful year for the Wizard program who also won the RORC Caribbean 600 and the Transatlantic Race.

Clipper Ventures calls for independent inquiry into the MCA and MAIB
Following an investigation into the tragic death of Simon Speirs, Clipper Ventures has called on the Department for Transport to hold an independent inquiry to establish the full extent of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

RS Tera World Challenge Trophy at Ljungskile, Sweden - Overall
Light airs, who cares! The RS Tera fleet rise to the challenge of calm conditions in grand finale!

2019 Sinebrychoff International 6 Metre World Championship at Hanko, Finland - Overall
2019 Sinebrychoff International 6 Metre World Champion was confirmed as Philippe Durr helming SUI77 Junior, crewed by Nicholas Berthoud, Kaspar Schadegg, Yann Marillet and Alexandre Nicole.

SailGP stars take to the water to kick off future-focused Inspire program
As part of its commitment to sustainable development, SailGP officially launched the foundation phase of a robust community, education and outreach initiative - SailGP Inspire.

2019 470 World Championships at Enoshima, Japan - Overall
In a race battle to the end, stepping away victorious from the medal race with 2019 470 World Championship Gold medals are Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).

2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Overall
The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing's ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition.

A grand tribute to an amazing man - Ron Allatt
With the passing of Ron Allatt, a piece of the Ronstan story moves distinctly into the pages of history. Our good friend Alistair Murray delivered the following oration to family, colleagues, and associated yachties in Melbourne to celebrate Ron's life.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race announces Korean team entry
The Clipper Race is pleased to announce its newest team entry Imagine your Korea supported by the Korea Tourism Organisation, Gin-A Co. Ltd, The Korean Sailing Federation and the Yeosu Yisunsin Marina.

Ocean Race legend Carolijn Brouwer awarded Magnus Olsson Prize
The Mange Olsson Memorial Foundation has revealed that Carolijn Brouwer - one of the first females ever to win The Ocean Race in the 2017-18 edition - has scooped its prestigious award for 2019.

What's in Tom Slingsby's Kit Bag
Ahead of the Sail GP event this weekend in Cowes, Australia's skipper and long time Zhik team rider, Tom Slingsby, took time out from race preparations to run through his favourite kit for different sailing conditions.

US Rolex Fastnet Race winner breaks French winning streak
An American VO70 has continued its phenomenal winning streak to claim the Fastnet Challenge Cup, the overall prize for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.

An interview with Diana Brown about the 2019 Nantucket Race Week
I checked in with Diana Brown, chief executive of Nantucket Community Sailing, and Bill Druckemiller, Nantucket Community Sailing's president, via email, to learn more about the 2019 Nantucket Race Week.

Wizard's Rolex Fastnet Race win creates sailing history
Giacomo/Wizard's overall race win makes her the second overall honours winner in two of the three classic offshore races - and arguably all three, plus her win as Groupama in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race.

Mark "Wilko" Wilkinson passes away
Sailing and the marine industry lost a characterful and popular figure with the unexpected passing of Mark "Wilko" Wilkinson on Sunday 28th July at his home in Warsash. It is believed from a heart attack.

50.22 knots! The Great Britain SailGP Team notch up a milestone
Dylan Fletcher's Great Britain SailGP Team today achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport's elusive 50-knot speed barrier during training ahead of Cowes SailGP.

Legends of 110s Meet Legends of Imp
Inverness, California is populated by sophisticated folk, which isn't why the best cappuccino in town is served at Toby's Feed Barn. It just is.

505 U.S. East Coast Championship at the Buzzards Bay Regatta
The 5o5 East Coast Championship was held August 2-4 as part of the Buzzards Bay Regatta. BBR is sponsored by New Bedford YC and Beverly YC offering a beautiful venue for sailing 5o5s usually with trapeze conditions and fun waves.

Zhik 2018 Hyeres 728x90 BOTTOM

RS Sailing 2019 - Footer

This email was sent to the.recipients@email.address by YY Online Services Ltd.
Towngate House, 2-8 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PW
Registered in England No. 7895890

Our records show that you signed up to receive news from us on 1 January 2000

Please do not reply to this message as this address cannot receive replies.

You can unsubscribe at any time or email us here if you encounter any difficulties
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERRS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTER